Richard P. Mills
American educator
Richard P. Mills
Richard Paul Mills is an American educator most notable for having served as the Commissioner of Education for both Vermont and New York States.
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It Breaks My Heart
Education Week - about 4 years
Dear Pedro, I'm so glad that you mentioned the New York Performance Standards Consortium. It has been a pioneer for a different approach to standards and accountability for more than 25 years! One of the many "failed" successes in New York City's and state's history. Founded under the "regime" of Superintendent Tom Sobol in the late 1980s, alas subsequent superintendents never followed up on the commitment to study the results of their work. But when the schools waivers were threatened by New York Commissioner of Education Richard Mills, he agreed to appoint a commission to study the results. That commission concluded that the alternate graduation system "worked"! So they left them alone. But the results never made headlines and had no impact on New York City or New York state practice. (And the first of these schools, a secondary school formed in 1984 as a follow up to the Central Park East elementary school network in East Harlem, was abandoned a half-dozen years ...
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McFarland, Deeble - Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
Google News - over 5 years
The groom chose his friend, Richard Kopec, and his brother, Richard Mills, as his best men. Groomsmen were Michael McFarland and Brian McFarland, brothers of the bride; Matthew Niedzwiecki, cousin of the groom; and Brendon Timek, friend of the couple
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Richard Mills arrested in attempted slaying of ex-wife in Montreal - Montreal Gazette
Google News - over 5 years
Richard Mills, 41, allegedly went to his ex-partner's home on Aug. 6 and tried to strangle her and threatened her with a gun. MONTREAL - Richard Alphonso Mills has been arrested and is expected to be arraigned Friday afternoon on several charges,
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Planning official to fill unexpired term of Moon supervisor - Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Google News - over 5 years
Richard Mills Jr., a member of the vacancy board, abstained because Mrs. Mills is his mother. She was not in attendance. Mr. McLaughlin resigned because he had to commute to his job in North Carolina. He had served more than five years and had served
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SPCA in court seeking access to records - Albany Times Union
Google News - over 5 years
The SPCA, headed by attorney Mathew Tully, put in a Freedom of Information Law request in 2008 asking the education department, at the time headed by commissioner Richard Mills, to release the names -- and addresses -- of all the licensed veterinarians
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New Member Appointed to Moon Board of Supervisors - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
The vacancy board is comprised of the members of the Board of Supervisors and Richard Mills, an additional, appointed member. Mills abstained from the vote because Patton Mills is his mother. Supervisors Frank Sinatra and Jim Vitale voted in favor of
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White Sox host Eastern Canadian fastball championship - Cape Breton Post
Google News - over 5 years
In the front row, from left to right, are Jake MacDonald, Ryan Keough, Tristan Gillis, Steve Gauvin, Richard Mills and Willie Eisan.... SYDNEY — Alexandra Street White Sox manager Scott Black hopes his young, up-and-coming team can pull off a major
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To the dismay of customers, Sunrise Pastry closes down in Easthampton - GazetteNET
Google News - over 5 years
Jill Tamsin, 30, waits on Richard Mills, 67, of Williamsburg on Tuesday morning, the last day Sunrise Bakery was open for business. EASTHAMPTON - The doors of Sunrise Pastry Shop on Cottage Street will not open this morning as they
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Man wanted by police is considered armed and dangerous - Montreal Gazette
Google News - over 5 years
Richard Mills, 41, allegedly went to his ex-partner's home on Aug. 6 and tried to strangle her and threatened her with a gun. MONTREAL - Montreal police are asking for help locating a man considered armed and dangerous. Richard Mills, 41, allegedly
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Montreal police seek man in attemped murder case - CBC.ca
Google News - over 5 years
Investigators issued an arrest warrant for Richard Mills, 41, who is wanted on assault charges linked to a pair of incidents on August 6 and 10. "On two occasions he showed up at his ex-wife's apartment, and he tried to strangle her, and threatened her
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Former Rochester firefighter gets 30 years for child porn - The State Journal-Register
Google News - over 5 years
Prosecuting attorneys had asked US District Judge Richard Mills to hand down the maximum punishment, which was 60 years in prison. Weaver's attorney, Peter Wise, asked the judge for leniency. “A lengthy prison term and a lifetime of supervision are
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Many high school graduates with Regent diplomas not ready for community ... - Syracuse.com
Google News - over 5 years
When Richard Mills was appointed the state's education commissioner in 1995, he quickly set out to raise expectations for lower-achieving students. He pushed the Regents to drop the competency tests — which were set at an eighth-grade level — and
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CRICKET: Home side caught out by Webb haul - This is Wiltshire.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
Westbury won the toss and chose to bat first, with Richard Mills claiming his maiden first XI century with two sixes and eight fours in an unbeaten 100. Lloyd Katz and Simon Rose were closest behind with knocks of 23 apiece for the hosts
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Donner Secures Metal Purchase Agreement - Resource Investor
Google News - over 5 years
Richard Mills has based this document on information obtained from sources he believes to be reliable but which has not been independently verified; Richard Mills makes no guarantee, representation or warranty and accepts no responsibility or liability
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Cougars work to put past behind - Martinsburg Journal
Google News - over 5 years
"We remember last year and try to learn from it, but we have to keep the guys focused straight ahead," Jefferson coach Richard Mills said. "You can't dwell on what happened last year. You have to look forward to what's ahead
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Mills takes over helm of MCCDC - Inside NoVA
Google News - over 5 years
Richard Mills, left, shakes hands with Lt. Gen. George Flynn after taking over the helm of Marine Corps Combat Development Command from Flynn during a change of command ceremony Tuesday at Quantico Marine Corps base. “The command has accomplished so
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Jan L Hubert Aug. 31, 1943-July 28, 2011 - Bridger Valley Pioneer
Google News - over 5 years
Pastor Richard Mills officiates. Jan Lee Lajiness was born in Toledo, Ohio, on Aug. 31, 1943, the daughter of Thorton Frank Lajiness and Lois (Cobley) Lajiness. She graduated from Devilbiss High School in Toledo and attended Ohio Northern University
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Harrison horse owners charged with neglect - Louisville Courier-Journal
Google News - over 5 years
Richard Mills, right, operates a forklift while Ed Adams steadies a horse as they try to get her on her feet Tuesday at Buck Creek Valley Horse Rescue in Harrison County. The standardbred was one of five starving horses rescued last week from a rental
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Richard P. Mills
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2008
    Age 63
    On October 31, 2008, Mills announced he would leave his post in June 2009.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1995
    Age 50
    In 1995, the Board of Regents appointed him Commissioner of Education for New York State.
    More Details Hide Details Including his calls for high standards. Since 1995 Mills has taken many unprecedented steps including the end of local school boards of education autonomy to grant diplomas through the new mandary Regents Diploma His calls for increased education spending, doubling the amount spend on schools in NY since 1995 with NY now ranked second nationally in educational spending, with the latest spending not accounted for it is expected NY will now be first in per pupil spending. Despite this spending NY's graduation rate is 58%, according to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation the third worst in the nation behind only South Carolina at 54%, and Georgia at 56%. Neighboring Pennsylvania garners 81%. Most troubling is that for the first time the commissioner removed an elected school board for overspending $1.9 million. and having low test scores. In the aftermath of that takeover in 2002 Mills appointed the new superintendent and board of education yet the academic numbers have steadily worsened along with enrollment. Yet in 2007 a state audit now found the school had overspent $12 million.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1975
    Age 30
    He pursued an MBA at Columbia Business School, graduating in 1975, and an Ed.D. at Teachers College, Columbia University in 1977. He moved to work for the New Jersey Department of Education in the mid-1970s where he held various administrative posts. Governor Thomas H. Kean picked him to serve as special assistant on education in 1984. In 1988, Governor Madeleine M. Kunin selected him to serve as Commissioner of Education for Vermont.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1971
    Age 26
    He began his career as a history teacher at the Dalton School in New York City and helped found the Elizabeth Seeger School in 1971.
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  • 1966
    Age 21
    He earned a bachelor's degree in History at Middlebury College in 1966 and a master's degree in American History at Columbia University in 1967.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1944
    Born
    Born on November 28, 1944.
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